Genre: paranormal romance
Length: 324 pages
Setting: mostly Scargill Cove, California, present day
Interest: I wanted to read Quicksilver as my Q book, but its the second book in The Looking Glass Trilogy. This is the first book in the series.
Summary: Isabella has been on the run since she was framed by her old boss. His men catch up with her, so she heads to Scargill Cove. Her grandmother (who ran a conspiracy website) told her to find Jones & Jones if she ever needed help. In Scargill Cove, Isabella becomes the office manager for Fallon Jones, a paranormal investigator. Since Isabella also has powers, she fits right in and assists Fallon in his investigations. Turns out, 22 years ago, a couple of people found a cache of psi-powered weapons and took them to Scargill Cove to investigate their properties. A member of the Arcane Society finds out about the weapons and makes a play to acquire them. Fallon and Isabella stop her, as well as deal with the people hunting Isabella.
Final thoughts: This book was like brain candy – I couldn’t stop reading it. By no means is it high literature. Of course Isabella is the perfect match to Fallon and his talents, so fall in love and into bed quickly. There’s sex, but it isn’t too graphic (you could get away with recommending this to your mother without too much embarrassment). The dialogue can get clunky at times as well. But, it’s a fun mystery with a larger conspiracy overarching the story. It’s pretty obvious Fallon has been the main character in other books, but you don’t have to read them to follow along this story. I did appreciate the fact that Isabella brings something important to the relationship between her and Fallon. She’s not a helpless maiden all the time.
Title comes from: I have a hard time figuring out where this title comes from since the phrase wasn’t ever even used in the book.
Reading challenges fulfilled: #45 in my Maybe 100 This Year Challenge
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